ZURBARÁN, Francisco de
(b. 1598, Fuente de Cantos, d. 1664, Madrid)

The Apparition of Apostle St Peter to St Peter of Nolasco

Oil on canvas, 179 x 223 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The painting and its companion-piece was commissioned by the Mercedarian Monastery in Seville shortly after the canonization of Pedro Nolasco who four centuries before established a lay Order for freeing the Christians from Moorish captivity.